SPECIAL EPISODE: Rest & Recap
With Tony Brooks
Special Episode 11 is an opportunity to rest and recap Episode 5 featuring Sharon Ward. My guest is Tony Brooks. Tony is husband to Cheryl Brooks. Cheryl was featured as our guest for Episode 2. Tony’s been involved in ministry through worship, Eldership and as a small group leader. He's a father and foster father to 3 children and has long been an advocate for the City Bible Forum.
In Part 1, we look back together through Part 1 and 2 of Sharon's story and discuss prayer in times of anguish, how we might prepare ourselves for such times and what it is that can block our way to God and we look at how those times can prepare us for a kingdom perspective.
In Part 2, Tony and I recap Part 2 and 3 of Sharon’s story through the scriptures. We discuss the constant renewing of our minds towards God's life, love and joy and the pressure to conform to the world at all cost. We look at relationships within and outside the family and how these may be integral to realising our impact for Christ and His kingdom.
Photography by Priscilla DuPreez
All of the scriptures discussed are referenced below using the World English Bible version unless otherwise stated.
Whoever doesn’t bear his own cross, and come after me, can’t be my disciple.
But seek first God’s Kingdom and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.
But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth. After my skin is destroyed, then I will see God in my flesh
But he said to them, “You give them something to eat."
Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. "Chapter 1 Costly Grace." The Cost of Discipleship, SCM Press, 2001 pp.10.